Self-expandable metal stents safe for pancreatic duct strictures in chronic pancreatitis

Fully covered self-expandable metal stents were safe and effective for treating main pancreatic duct strictures linked to symptomatic chronic pancreatitis, according to a study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“It would be worthwhile to carry out a prospective study comparing the efficacy, safety, removability, cost-effectiveness, and long-term outcome of the endoscopic placement of [fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS)] with the placement of [peri-stent contrast staining (PSs)],” Ting-Ting Li, MD, from the department of gastroenterologyRead More

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